“Order of One: Kung Fu Killing Spree”
Movie #27: 31- Days of Horror Challenge 2018
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Sonny, who has spent the previous 6 years in prison, is being transported to a Super Max prison to finish his sentence, when he and his police escort stop at a diner for a 2 AM lunch. Unfortunately, at the same diner, Ross, a journalist is meeting with a man who possesses the Sword of Destiny, a mythical blade which imbues whoever touches it with powers. Mr. Park, a Korean mob boss who has been searching for years for the sword, has sent this deadly minions, lead by his nephew, Tommy, to get the Sword of Destiny, and all hell breaks loose.
I found this in a Boxed Set called “Terror Theater” along with quite the mixed bag of horror sub-genres. Immediately going into this, I knew I was either going to love it or hate it. The 60’s print uniforms that the kick-ass women are wearing, the little pop up bubbles stating things like “Skull Destruction Fist” or “Exploding Heart Palm”, and the stereotypical exploitation twangy soundtrack quickly won me over.
Sure, the film could use a little polish. The martial arts choreography was clearly done by someone who knows what they’re doing, but doesn’t necessarily know how to make it look dramatic. There are some impressive fight scenes, but impressive not because they’re theatrical but because the actual sparring is just that good.
Written by Kevin Woodhouse, who would go on to do stunts in the movie Mother! (2017), and directed by (and starring) professional stuntman Jason Cavelier, this film has violence, gore, sexy assassins, supernatural influences, and is absolutely insane.